August 29, 2011 As it turns out, Rep. Michele Bachmann was joking Sunday, according to an aide, when she said that God was sending a message to Washington through Hurricane Irene and last week's East Coast earthquake.
August 13, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann topped all the Republican presidential candidates in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa with 4,823 votes. The results are a victory for the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party and make former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's way forward uncertain.
August 13, 2011 Michele Bachmann, in contrast to Pawlenty's low-key delivery, took the stage, microphone in hand, stressed her Iowa roots, and pronounced the state the "pace car" of the 2012 election. For Tim Pawlenty, the speech was about who could win in 2012. For Bachmann, it was about what judges she'd appoint when she's in the White House.
August 13, 2011 These sunny August days in Iowa prove to be Michele Bachmann's best as a GOP presidential candidate. On the eve of the state's Republican straw poll in Ames, where she is expected to either win or place, the Minnesota congresswoman hop-scotched central Iowa.
August 12, 2011 Front-runner Mitt Romney had to be pleased that he was largely left unmolested by the seven other Republican presidential candidates ahead of this weekend's straw poll. Instead, the two Minnesotans, Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, provided much of the night's fireworks.
August 9, 2011 New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza spent four days with Michele Bachmann and her staff aboard their campaign jet in late June. His profile looks at the writers, beliefs and books that Bachmann has specifically mentioned as influences in her life.
August 8, 2011 The photo, with Michele Bachmann's eyes riveted on the camera, is meant to be arresting. Those are the kind of pictures photographer Chris Buck takes. Considering some of his photos of political personalities, this is likely one of Buck's more straight-ahead portraits.
July 21, 2011 Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has been campaigning in the state that hosts the first Southern primary of 2012. The winner in South Carolina, where evangelicals and military vets are key constituencies, has gone on to win every GOP nomination since 1980.
July 19, 2011 It's unclear that Rep. Michele Bachmann expected that her apparently chronic problem with migraine headaches and the medication she takes for them would become an issue in her presidential campaign. But now it has after Jonathan Strong of the Daily Caller broke the story Tuesday.
July 7, 2011 "I know we can't keep spending money that we don't have," the Minnesota Republican says. "That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout ... against the stimulus." And, she says, "I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling."
June 29, 2011 NPR's Mara Liasson spoke with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Read the full transcript of that interview.
June 29, 2011 The good news for Michele Bachmann is that the Suffolk University poll indicates she jumped eight points since May to 11 percent. But Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and the former governor of New Hampshire's next door neighbor Massachusetts, still is the preferred candidate of a commanding 36 percent of the Granite State Republicans surveyed.